ULFA-I Likely to Sign Peace Accord with Govt in April
GUWAHATI: After the Bodoland peace accord was signed on January 27, the United Liberation Front of Assam Independent (ULFA-I) is likely to sign a peace accord with the Centre in April, as per a report in the Outlook.
“Talks with ULFA are in final stages and an agreement is likely to be signed soon. Most issues have been resolved with ULFA, including granting constitutional safeguard to the state's indigenous people. This was one of the main clauses of the Assam Accord,” Outlook quoted a source in the Home Ministry.
It is to be mentioned that Assam Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on January 28 in a press meet appealed to the anti-talk faction of ULFA, led by Paresh Baruah to come to the negotiating table and resolve the demands post the success of Bodo Accord 2020.
“The Central government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has resolved the demands of the Bodos through the Bodo Peace Accord on Monday. And I have been told that if the ULFA faction shows interest in peace talks, it would be reciprocated by the Centre,” said Sharma.
He said that it is for the first time that the Central government has managed to bring together all the stakeholders of Bodo society.